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Employer of choice International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, proudly announces the winning exemplary team members who were recognised in its prestigious 2024 Extraordinaires Awards program across 11 distinct categories including department awards.

ICC Sydney Celebrates Exemplary Team Members with Extraordinaires Awards. Image Credit: Tim Pascoe Photography.

Aligning with ICC Sydney’s corporate strategy that traverses both culture and business focus areas, the awards program is an opportunity to celebrate service excellence while fostering an environment where every team member is valued, inspired, and empowered to surpass their potential.

Geoff Donaghy, CEO at ICC Sydney and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC), said the awards recognised outstanding performance in the workplace and reflected the venue management team’s approach to create a culture of vibrancy, positivity and wellbeing.

“At ICC Sydney, we are unwavering in our commitment to foster long term, fulfilling careers for our team members. Our team bands together to successfully deliver hundreds of exceptional events and welcomes millions of visitors to the venue each year – and our success is due to the excellence, dedication and positivity of our people.

“We believe that recognising outstanding talent, contribution and performance nurtures our strong network of skilled professionals, and it’s terrific to see our team coming together to support and celebrate each other’s successes.

“As we look ahead at our exciting calendar of events across the year ahead, we hope our 2024 award winners feel proud of their contribution in building on the world class reputation that ICC Sydney enjoys,” Mr Donaghy said.

The Extraordinaires Awards at ICC Sydney were elevated with moving and entertaining performances with the KARI Singers delivering an uplifting rendition of John Farnham’s hit, “That’s Freedom” in Wiradjuri language, and an array of contemporary ballads performed singer, musician and disability ambassador, Lara Nakhle.

The recipients of the 2024 ICC Sydney Extraordinaires Awards are:

Service of Excellence – Holly Hayes, Senior Manager, Human Resources Shared Services and Toni Mazzitelli, Customer Service

Innovation and Creativity – Leon Zhou, Business Analyst

Maree Edwards Award (Culture Hero for Workplace Safety, D&I and CSR) – Juan Aranda, Manager, Customer Services

Best Leading Role – Jack Crozier, Senior Audio Visual Technical Manager

A Star of the Future – Melissa Monasterio, Event Manager

Unsung Hero – Nina Tran, EA to Directors of Business Services & Culinary Services

ICC Sydney Role Model – Delwin Kriel, Business Development Manager – International

Department Awards

AV Services

Jamie Warmeant, Senior Audio Visual Project Manager

Albert Nocum, Senior AV Technician

Adrian Green, Audio Visual Production Crew

Igor Andonov, Audio Visual Floor Manager

Building Services

Will Nash, Contact Centre Team Member

George Christoforou, Security Supervisor

Sam Cummins, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Jenny Hume, Security Officer

Wayne Bolton, Trade Team Member

Saroj KC, Cleaner

Business Development

Nora Saloumi, Research and Insights Manager

Business Services
Finance – Nigel Du, Management Accountant

ICT – Robert Lee, ICT Support Engineer


Sherree Demillo, Digital Marketing Executive

Culinary Services

Safa Kaya, Chef de Cuisine

William Stevenson, Kitchen Logistics Team Leader

Pavla Nikcevic, Senior Food and Beverage Floor Manager
Derik Ozeas Afonso, Food and Beverage Team Member

Jason Challenger, Chef

Pratham Khanal, Casual Kitchen Logistics’ Team Leader

Event Services

Natalie La Rosa, Event Manager

Caitlin Wadsworth, Manager, Ticketing and Bookings

Cormac Begley, Event Operations Manager

Remy Men, Event Setup Team Member

Executive Services

Morag McDonald, Corporate Receptionist

Human Resources

Aisha Syed, Advisor, Human Resources Shared Services